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Posted by Anonymous on 04/13/2007
Went to August last Friday and we had an absolutely wonderful time. Incredible food (grilled bovette of beef with a side of piping hot, crispy fries and the seared tuna - served with a creative presentation of blood oranges and garbanzos) and the charming, intimate atmosphere make it a perfect date spot!
Posted by Aiceegray on 10/16/2006
Went here with a group of 4 this past Sunday and thought the brunch options were pleasantly homey and flavorful. The space is warm and rustic and the kitchen serves many of the eggs and pancake offeriings in cast iron pans--nice because it keeps things warm longer through the meal. Was a big fan of the Bordelaise style baked eggs as well as a dish that was a cheddar and stout beer sauce over pumpernickel bread and eggs. The servers can be slightly inattentive and curt---ours dropped our check on the table without asking us if we wanted anything else. Then when we were really done (after ordering a dessert), it took forever to bring the check/process payment. However, we were willing to overlook the service, as we were really in no rush and just wanted to linger over a leisurely meal. Food was extremely solid and satisying. The only very odd disappointment was the peaches and farmer cheese. For $8, it was VERY tiny and tasted like garlic!!! My guess is that the kitchen was not careful and cut garlic on the same board/with same knife as the peaches. The peaches were otherwise good quality and paired well with the cheese. Would definitely go back here, especially since the wait is reasonable compared to many other brunch places in the city.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/21/2006
My BF and I went here for sunday brunch and it was REAL cute. The place is small and I would recommend sitting in the back of the restaurant, under the sunlight windows. We really liked the atmosphere and our food was REAL good. My BF got belgian waffles which were real big and I got a fritatta (amazing). Our portions were big but some people around us were disappointed with the size of their "wood oven baked eggs" which didn't look too filling (I think you would need to order more if you want to feel full). Overall we were happy with the place and now, Sunday Brunch is one of our favorite things to do!
Posted by bruncher on 04/17/2006
I have to agree with the other reviewers who did not enjoy August. This place is really over-rated. My sister and I were here for brunch. Her hamburger was small and overcooked and the fries were so salty she couldn't even eat them. I got the German pancake which was so hot it burnt the roof of my mouth, and there were no apples or walnuts (as promised in the description). There are many other great places in the West Village with better service, better food, and a better price.
Posted by KAt on 03/26/2006
Found this place on this website and decided to try it. Definitely packed for brunch and when I got there it was a 30 min wait- no where to stand and it was raining outside. But the waitstaff was pleasant and no-nonsense. Told them we didn't have much time and they recommended quick eats. We both ordered the reuben sandwiches- amazing taste- it was thick cut bacon more like corned beef on this amazing dark rye and red cabbage with great smothered cheese- very delicious. The side salad was an interesting vingerette mixe of onion, small pieces of lettuce and some kind of thinly sliced root- very nice combination for a heavy dish. The mimosa was overpriced at $8 each, but altogether our meal came to $40 without tip. I would recommend as a nice, a little more expensive, but delicious brunch- sure to impress a date or a business brunch. Looks like there is outdoor seating in warm weather too.
Posted by Delighted on 02/17/2006
I ate lunch at august yesterday and I must say, I was quite impressed with the intersting menu and the well executed delivery of my food. I was dining with my girlfriend and she really doesn't like to eat so I took the liberty of ordering two things because I am fat. I had the oak greens and hanger steak with marrow. Both were delectable and well-balanced. For the life of me, I can't figure out how they get that hangar steak so gosh-darn tender. Jeepers!! It was so tasty..I almost had the willie doodles right under the table. The highlight of my meal though was our server. She was perfect. I am pretty sure that I fell in love with her. When my girlfriend got up to use the restroom, I tried to to convince the waitress that my company was in fact, my sister. Im not sure if she went for it but I'll be back. Alone.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/15/2006
I have to disagree with the poor service issues mentioned here by some other reviewers. My boyfriend and I were there last night and had one of the best service experiences that we'd had in NYC in ages. They new our names before we even announced them, our table was all set up for us, and the manager popped by our table. Add to that the delicious food, and we'll definitely be back. I want to try out the brunch!